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Wednesday 16 October 2019

Experiments, tunes and treats at Meánscoil open night

Matilda Meaney, Alannah McCann, Aine Ní Riagain (teacher), Isla Roban-Kelly and Mikayla O’Leary
Matilda Meaney, Alannah McCann, Aine Ní Riagain (teacher), Isla Roban-Kelly and Mikayla O’Leary

The beautiful historic school building at Meánscoil Gharman was opened up to the public recently as staff and students welcomed prospective students to their annual open evening. The visitors got the chance to take in the magnificent building and views and also see all of the facilities that are on offer there.

The current crop of students proved to be the ideal tour guides and there was also quite a bit of talent on display on the night as some of the students showed off their musicality in the main hall.

Performances ranged from 6th years, including Norah and Jade who feature on the new Ceol 2018 album alongside huge star names, all the way down to first years with Éire performing her own wonderful composition using the unusual Shruti box.

In the laboratory, the visitors had the chance to see a range of experiments, some of the braver spectators experiencing the popping of hydrogen gas in their hands! The school offers biology, chemistry, physics, agricultural science and applied maths at leaving cert level and 'promotes problem-solving skills' with students competing at this year's BT Young Scientist, the Scifest Nationals and the One Good Idea Programme.

Also proving a hit with the prospective students was the Home Economics room with the smell of baked goods working its way all around the school. All in all, it was said to have been a successful evening, spreading the Irish language and showing off all that the Brownswood school has to offer.

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